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May 2008

May 2008


Maximizing Your Time on the Practice Field

San Diego State\'s defensive practice structure
by: Curt Block
© May 2008

Detailed preparation and expert organization are essential to every winning program. The practice schedules leading to Saturday must be precisely crafted, minute-to-minute plans designed to produce maximum effort at kickoff.

AFM asked Defensive Coordinator Bob Elliott for a specific breakdown of how he gets his San Diego State Aztecs ready for Mountain West opponents. Most important for his players he said is to get them accustomed to the same routine every day. The details of the sessions may differ but the basics are the same: get to practice at 2pm.

“We have a standardized plan that we use and then we fill in the template every day,” Elliott said. “We put everything we’re going to do each day on paper, which drills we’re going to do and at what time. The coaches carry this out to the field with them. I don’t think t....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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